Ella Mai Takes a 'Trip' to the Top Of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart


The singer-songwriter logs probably the most time at No. 1 amongst girls in any yr since 2004.

Just three weeks after Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” vacated the highest of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, the singer-songwriter returns with new single “Trip,” which steps 2-1 on the chart dated Nov. three. The monitor advances due to a 6 p.c achieve in viewers to 29.7 million within the week ending Oct. 28, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

Between “Boo’d,” which landed a 16-week keep earlier this yr, probably the most for any tune by a girl, and “Trip,” Mai has amassed 17 weeks within the chart’s penthouse in 2018. Her sum is the very best calendar-year displaying by any girl since Alicia Keys likewise led for 17 weeks in 2004. Then, Keys linked her streak with “You Don’t Know My Name,” which spent the primary seven weeks of the yr at No. 1 after starting its reign in 2003, “If I Ain’t Got You” (six weeks), and “My Boo,” a duet with Usher (4).

Among all girls, Ashanti posted the last more domination, with 18 weeks at No. 1 in 2002. She achieved the feat a featured function on Ja Rule’s “Always on Time” and her personal “Foolish,” each of which posted 9 weeks on the summit.

Furthermore, as “Boo’d” and “Trip” each hail from the Mai’s eponymous debut full-length album, Ella Mai turns into the primary album by a girl to spin off two R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart leaders since Rihanna’s ANTI in 2016. That yr, the celebrity’s Drake-assisted “Work” dominated for 11 frames from March by May, whereas “Needed Me” later nabbed two phrases in October.

Radio power helps “Trip” keep its No. 1 standing on the Hot R&B Songs chart, which mixes airplay, gross sales and streaming, for a fourth consecutive week.

“Trip” additionally improves on different Billboard radio charts: It nears the highest 10 of the Rhythmic Songs (12-11) and climbs 30-25 on Adult R&B Songs.